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Im a minor and my Deffered action & work permit have been approve. how do I obtain a ssn ?

Lanham, MD |
Filed under: Immigration

I'm 17 and turn 18 in 4 months. I just got approved for deffered action and received my work permit. Now I want to go apply for a ssn and get my drivers license. Unfortunately my parents are not with me. So I'm living with a close family friend. I'm wondering if I can still apply for a ssn right now. And if so what are the requirements ?

Attorney Answers 3


  1. Here's what social security administration has to say: http://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/ss5doc.htm#o-a-us-documents.

    The information offered is general in nature and not meant to be relied upon as legal advice. Please consult an attorney prior to making legal decisions. Visit us at www.tunitskylaw.com. Contact us at 713.335.5505 or email at veronica@tunitskylaw.com. Veronica Tunitsky offers in-person, as well as telephone and email consultations.


  2. Follow this link for SS cards for DACA
    http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/deferred_action.pdf

    Samuel Ouya Maina, Esq. 415.391.6612 s.ouya@mainalaw.com Law Offices of S. Ouya Maina, PC 332 Pine Street, Suite 707 San Francisco, CA 94104


  3. I agree with my colleagues.

    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.